February 21, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 43

Stories from the February 21, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women split games

Presidents’ Weekend held mixed results for the women’s basketball team. The Colonials (18-7, 11-3 Atlantic-10) fell 67-63 Sunday to visiting Richmond two days after defeating La Salle 67-49. Sunday’s loss snapped an 11-game home winning streak dating back to Dec. 7. It was also the Spiders’ first victory over the Colonials since 1982 and in […]

Experts warn that iPods are particularly dangerous

A new lawsuit and medical experts are making noise over the health risks posed to users of portable music players such as Apple’s iPod, which can play music loud enough to lead to hearing loss. Hearing specialists around the country, including at GW, said young adults are not careful enough when using potentially deafening portable […]

Men’s Notes

Three players named to NABC district squads Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu was named to a National Association of Basketball Coaches all-district first team. The 6-foot-9 senior was named to the squad along with West Virginia’s Kevin Pittsnogle and Mike Gansey. Georgetown’s Jeff Green and George Mason’s Jai Lewis rounded out the first squad for the regional […]

Developers hope to construct Marriott near E Street

Developers hope to begin construction this June on a Courtyard Marriott to replace the Colonial Parking garage near 20th and E streets, but they are having a hard time persuading Foggy Bottom residents to support the proposed hotel’s design. Representatives from Marriott and Steven Gewirz, the son of the owner of the Colonial Parking garage, […]


Tuesday Conversations, Cookies and Condoms Stop by for a discussion concerning available methods of contraception, sex, relationships and more. 9 to 10 p.m. Thurston TV Lounge Sponsored by Student Health Services Wednesday Revolution on Broadway This revue will examine social issues in 20th century musicals. 7:30 p.m. Marvin Center Betts Theatre Cost: $8 students, $12 […]

Staff Editorial: Hire University ombudsman

It could be called the “GW shuffle.” Any member of the campus community trying to solve an issue with the GW bureaucracy is likely to experience the shuffle. It involves multiple transfers among various departments that occasionally might end in a resolution to the initial problem. With a sprawling campus and a sprawling bureaucracy, it […]

GW Briefs

GW a leader in Peace Corps students GW is the fifth largest producer of Peace Corps volunteers for medium-sized schools, the Peace Corps and the University announced earlier this month. There are currently 49 GW graduates serving abroad in the service organization. The Peace Corps defined a medium-sized school as having between 5,001 and 15,000 […]

Gabriel Okolski: Sterilizing GW’s campus

Last week, as I groggily made my way to an 11 a.m. class, the sound of construction greeted me along with the normal chatter of students in the Ivory Tower food court. A team of men was installing a large mural above the common area, and throughout class I was wondering what sort of new […]

GW gives a look inside Potomac House, plans two other dorms

As construction of GW’s newest residence hall, the Potomac House on F Street, progresses smoothly, GW administrators are making plans for the erection of two other dorms over the next decade. The construction of the Potomac House, a 379-bed freshman dorm, has been on schedule since its December 2004 groundbreaking, and the building is set […]